The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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Art Deco era Izumo Yaki Vase with Lotus & Tadpoles

Art Deco era Izumo Yaki Vase with Lotus & Tadpoles

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1940: Item # 1449128

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Tadpoles swim among abstract lotus seed pods and fallen flower petals on the crackled white glaze of this Izumo-yaki vase marked with a gourd shaped seal on bottom and enclosed in a wooden box dated 1937. A most unique work, it is 31.5 cm (12-1/2 inches) tall and in overall excellent condition, with some color in the crackled glaze typical of age. There is a small impact fracture on the footring (see closeup photos). The inscription on one side of the box titles the vase Izumo-yaki Kabin Tsubo. Opposite the inscription states it was gifted in celebration of building a new home followed by the name Sato of Matsue (or someone named Sato Matsue) and a second name Ogata Rikizan Brother. Inside the lid it is dated Showa 12 (1937). Matsue is the home of Izumo yaki, which has its origins in the 17th century.